Disclosure: Life as Leels received a free ebook copy of this book in exchange for my review.
Ambitious career woman Leigh Taylor Cole and laid-back islander Deke Kearney have nothing in common—except a sizzling chemistry that turns their lives upside down and makes Leigh question her promise to bring him home to Seattle.
But Deke’s going nowhere with the uptight mainlander. Until, that is, kidnappers threaten his son’s safety and send the threesome into hiding in a secluded up-island cabin.
Proximity and provocative Maui breezes work their magic, forging a passionate bond between Leigh and Deke and forcing Leigh to face her greatest fear. And eventually to unlock a secret buried so deeply in her past, she’s hidden it even from herself.
Wow. This was quite the read!
I felt it started out a little slow… a little ‘mysterious’. A lot of information was missing for quite some time in the book and things didn’t really start to pick up for awhile.
But once it picked up; I couldn’t put it down.
Leigh definitely had some skeletons hidden in her closet that we learned right along with Deke but what transpired throughout the book… I didn’t see it coming.
Deke has his own “battles” though they aren’t nearly as bad as Leigh’s skeletons. His past does come back to bite him though.
This wasn’t just a romance – this was a romance; a mystery; and a little bit of action tossed in.
I am telling you; if you can get past the first 50ish pages in the book, you will certainly enjoy the remainder!
About the Author:
Molly Charles is the pseudonym of team writers Jena MacPherson and Joanne Otness. Lifelong friends, the award-winning duo grew up in Washington’s wine country.
Jena was a staff editor and travel writer for Sunset Magazine in Seattle. Joanne was an international flight attendant for Pan American Airlines with travel assignments around the world. Both love travel, dogs of all shapes and sizes, gardening, the arts, double-tall Starbucks lattes, and writing Molly Charles books.
They are drawn again and again by the allure of the Hawaiian Islands, especially Maui—the setting for their current novel.